Monthly Archives: September 2011

Torta di mele

Autumn is unquestionably here.  The air is crisp, the leaves are turning.  The tomatoes, zucchini, peppers and berries that crowded the farmers market stands all summer long have given way to squash, potatoes, carrots and onions.  And there are apples … Continue reading

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Orecchiette con broccoli e salsiccia

We contemplated the name orecchiette as we made dinner tonight.  Orecchie means “ears” in Italian, and the -ette suffix renders a word diminutive.  So, orecchiette means “little ears”.  One look at this rustic pasta and you will agree that its … Continue reading

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Pesce e patate al forno

Roasted Whole Fish with Potatoes Some people just aren’t used to eating a whole animal.  The roasted pig sitting on our kitchen cupboard, head and all, garnered a good deal of admiration at Stefano’s recent 40th birthday party.  It’s too … Continue reading

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La Chaya Bistro

We’re not restaurant reviewers.  You will never read a critique of a restaurant or a dish on Due Spaghetti.  Everyone’s tastes are different, and who are we to publicly criticize a meal that someone prepared for us?  In short, on … Continue reading

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Pasta e ricotta

Really good food does not need to be complicated. On occasion we are drawn in by the allure of a sophisticated dish,  but more often we love the challenge of creating something delicious and genuine out of humble ingredients.  Certainly, … Continue reading

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Frittata con i fiori di zucca

Squash Blossom Frittata The days are becoming shorter, the nights cooler.  The highest leaves on the tall maple in our front yard are turning gold, orange and red.  Even though these early fall days are warm and sunny yet, there … Continue reading

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La granita di caffè e la granita di ciliegie

Have you ever entirely forgotten about a food, for years even, until suddenly something reminds you of it and you just have to have it?  A recent LA Times food article on granita had us craving that icy treat for … Continue reading

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